Items tagged with Connected Home

Motorola and Verizon are working together to offer connected home services. Verizon's new Home Monitoring and Control service uses Motorola's 4Home technology to show you who is at your front door, turn off lights, automate your thermostat, lock or unlock doors, and more from your smartphone, tablet, or PC. The service is available for $9.99 per month. Verizon offers a handful of kits starting at $69.99 that includes a gateway device, camera, and light module. Additional kit options are available. Motorola and Verizon Collaborate to Deliver Connected Home Services HORSHAM, Pa. - Oct. 12, 2011-Motorola... Read more...
Opera Software is working with Comtrend to deliver a new broadband TV service via set-top boxes. Opera's browser will power Comtrend's STB-7007 next-generation set-top box. With the browser, users will be able to access context-sensitive information while watching TV. For example, with the technology, you could buy a song while watching MTV or you could tweet about a sporting event directly from the TV while watching the big game. A new wave in TV viewing Set-top boxes by Comtrend Corporation now surf with Opera Taipei, Taiwan — June 2, 2011 - Imagine this: you are watching the World Cup... Read more...
Verizon is about to test a smart-home automation system that uses its FiOS network in some New Jersey homes. The management system is simply known as Home Monitoring and Control. As you might expect, the system provides real-time access to home controls such as lighting, security cameras, locks, and thermostats. Using the system, you can also control appliances and various consumer electronics devices that are connected to the home network. Verizon plans to demo the smart-home system at CES in January. The company says the system should be widely available in the first half of 2011. New Verizon... Read more...
Panasonic has teamed up with NETGEAR to offer a wireless connected experience for Panasonic's line of VIERA TVs. Using the NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter, users will be able to access and stream online content to their TVs. The adapter uses NETGEAR's Push 'N' Connect technology which lets you connect a VIERA TV and wireless router with a push of a button. Once connected, Panasonic's VIERA Cast IPTV technology delivers Amazon Video On Demand, access to YouTube and Picasa, and more. NETGEAR and Panasonic Team to Deliver the Optimal Wirelessly Connected Experience for the Panasonic VIERA®... Read more...
Toshiba Introduces Network Devices Designed to Deliver on the Promise of the Connected Home New TV, LCD TV/DVD Combo and Standalone Player Utilize Widget Channel, Developed by Intel(R) and Yahoo!(R), and Microsoft's Windows Extender for Media Center Platform to Deliver an Exciting Content Solution for the Home LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- CES -- Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. ("Toshiba"), announced its new audio/video (A/V) devices with Network Player capabilities, which deliver on the promise of digital convergence in the home. Toshiba is launching this initiative across three... Read more...